doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to J. Albert Woll (ddr-densho-446-77)
Letter regarding Ai Chih Tsai. ACT is technically an "enemy alien" but as a Formosan, can his travel limitations be lessened (like Koreans)?
doc Letter from J. Albert Woll to Albert W. Palmer (ddr-densho-446-78)
Response to Albert W. Palmer: DOJ files say that Tsai is of Japanese nationality and holds a Certificate of Identification (enemy alien). Instructions to contact Alien Registration Division of INS, DOJ in Philadelphia
doc Letter from Ryo Tsai to Albert W. Palmer (ddr-densho-446-281)
Update on Ai Chih Tsai's status and thank you for support
doc Letter from Ryo Tsai to Albert W. Palmer (ddr-densho-446-277)
Request for assistance returning Ai Chih Tsai to the United States. Immigrant quota from China is 150 with thousands waiting to immigrate. Ai Chih Tsai needs assurance of employment.
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Commissioner Allman (ddr-densho-446-22)
Notification that the Japanese Church of Christ will start meeting again on May 24, 1942. Palmer identifies and vouches for ACS as pastor.
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Alien Registration Division (ddr-densho-446-80)
AWP vouches for Ai Chih Tsai and requests that he should be reclassified as a Formosan-Chinese.
doc Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Albert W. Palmer (ddr-densho-446-14)
ACS thanks AWP for concern and use of CTS chapel. ACS will return to lead the church, but CTS chapel is not suitable for congregation's use due to economic difficulties. (Note: ACS and Ryo Morikawa married in the Hilton Chapel, 24 Dec 1942)
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-13)
Church of Christ (Japanese) services were discontinued after Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941. But, Police Commissioner Allman does not object to the Japanese church resuming services in Japanese. But AWP is concerned about congregants meeting in unfamiliar locations. AWP offers CTS Hilton Chapel for services until 1 July 1942 w/o charge for religious not political purposes.
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Eastern Clergy Bureau (ddr-densho-446-89)
Letter of introduction for Ai Chih Tsai; requests clergy certificate for Tsai following ordination on November 8, 1942.
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-26)
The University has sent a check for $35 for the Japanese Student Association, which Palmer holds in trust awaiting further instructions.
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Alien Registration Division (ddr-densho-446-83)
File# AR-5591586: Certifies Tsai's status and vouches for his character; confirms Tsai has lived in Chicago Theological Seminary dorm for 5 years.
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to US District Attorney Woll (ddr-densho-446-21)
Notification that the Japanese Church of Christ will start meeting again on May 24, 1942. Palmer identifies and vouches for ACS as pastor. Palmer requests that Woll notify FBI.
doc Letter from E.O. Dorsy to J. Albert Woll (ddr-densho-446-79)
Acknowledgement of receipt of letter to AWP dated December 30. AWP is out of town but will reply when he returns.
doc Bulletin, no. 3 (1944): JACL sponsors as of February 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-12)
Bulletin to members of the JACL from the free zone who agreed to spread the message about the problems of persons of Japanese ancestry. Sponsors include Pearl S. Buck, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Dr. Rufus M. Jones, and Rev. Dr. Albert W. Palmer See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00013
doc Letter from Ernest Cadman Colwell, Dean, University of Chicago Divinity School, to Alien Registration Division (ddr-densho-446-84)
File# AR-5591586: Certifies Tsai's status and vouch for character; Tsai completed Bachelor of Divinity.
doc Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Edward J. Ennis (ddr-densho-446-100)
Petition to change Tsai's alien status with description of past efforts and employment record.
doc Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Robert Cashman (ddr-densho-446-101)
Request for Cashman to write a letter to whom it may concern stating that Cashman advised Tsai to withdraw his petition for status change.
doc Letter from John Mulder to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-16)
John Mulder (JM), Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chair of Session Committee, received AWP's request for the Japanese church to meet at 4th Presbyterian Church and requests a meeting with ACS to discuss the matter in person.
doc Service of Ai Chih Tsai Ordination Program (ddr-densho-446-382)
Ai Chih Tsai was ordained as a Congregational minister and recognized as pastor of The Church of Christ (Japanese) at the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
doc Letter from Ryo Tsai to Seido Ogawa, Congregational Committee for Christian Democracy (ddr-densho-446-280)
Ai Chih Tsai wants to stay in US for maybe 5 years after his reentry instead of 6 months. Ryo Morikawa Tsai asks Ogawa if there is employment for Ai Chih Tsai. Ryo Morikawa Tsai also looking for a job but unemployment is high. Kenji has a job at the County Fair in Del Mar.
doc The Open Door: Ai Chih Tsai Ordination Article (ddr-densho-446-384)
Announcement of Ordination Service in the church bulletin
doc "My Life Begins" (ddr-densho-446-350)
My Life Begins (autobiography): Ai Chih's parents, conversion to Christianity, education in Japan, arrival in US on student visa, U of Chicago, Robert Cashman, Keimer Shou, Japanese Christian Church (Chicago), War, Ordination, Meeting Ryo, Marriage, Navy-Columbia U, War Dept.-D.C., MD, US Strategic Bombing Survey, UNRRA